DeafBlind Ontario Services Employee Reviews
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Throughout the few years I have worked at DBOS I have acquired new skills and have learnt a lot of about myself through the clients and the training I was provided. The clients are amazing and will give you new tools to further yourself if you chose in the line of work. DBOS has little to no chance of moving up in the company. The management has been here for a long time and until they retire I feel there is no chance of moving up unless you get the odd maternity contract. I would have stayed at DBOS if they offered full-time staff what they deserve- Working less weekends (you are required to work 2), being more flexible with schedules, paid more for the level of skill/tasks they require of you to do IE: they have goals which are tasks that other companies supervisors (higher ups) would be required to complete. For the amount of skills this job requires it should be paying 25.00 (top rate) minimum for what they require of you. If they were more flexible with the weekends they would keep there good full-time staff, however they refuse to work with the full-times and only seem to care about giving the part-time and causal employees there desired schedule. I would have happily worked 1 out of 4 weekends. Overall my experience was good and I did learn lots, if I ever landed in a position where I needed a job, I'd reapply.
working 2 out of 4 weekends, no chance for moving up.
I really enjoy working at Deafblind Ontario Services. I never doubt the significance of my work, because management always provides recognition. They are very transparent as well, and practised many open conversations on how to influence my position to be more fulfilling. As an entry level employee, I really appreciated how management was open to my opinions and ideas regarding department projects. The organization's culture is amazing, with management encouraging teamwork and work life balance.
Work-life Balance, Opportunity for Growth, and Management
I have worked for DeafBlind Ontario Services for a number of years now. I love that everyday is something different. That the people we support surprise and teach me something everyday. I have learned so much about how important accessibility is and how it impacts the people who need it. Learning different way to communicate and expand on my skills to communicate outside of speaking is something I can forever use. DeafBlind Ontario services focuses on training and making sure Intervenors are about the support the clients the best they can.
opportunities to learn and grow, the people we support, making a difference in someone's life.
Absolutely love working here as it provides me the satisfaction of knowing I am helping the deafblind community everyday. VERY rewarding. I have been with this organization for more than 3 years and staff are friendly, everyone works as a team and works hard. Not to mention, I am valued and recognized for my hard work.
Amazing support from supervisor
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I have worked at this company for about 3.5 years. In this time I have learned so much about the deaf blind culture. I have been sent to a course that helped me learn all about Sign language and this specific culture. I went from part-time to full time with great benefits and a good wage. I feel that management has been nothing but supportive and easy to work with. When I have had a issue I have been able address these concerns in a positive constructive way and have never felt unheard. Teamwork is a major part of the work system and I feel everyone brings a unique work ethic and experience to the home, which then benefits both the clients and the rest of the staff members which is welcomed. I feel this is a really rewarding place to work. There is so much to learn and the company gives you freedom to explore other ways of expanding you career I'm very happy that I was offered a job with this company and sure there are times when things don't go as you want, but that happens in every job you just have to raise above it. This is a great career opportunity for any one who wants to make a difference .
I have worked in 2 Georgina locations for the past year. I find direct support staff are knowledgeable, welcoming and supportive of each other. There are many opportunities to work lots of hours and to attain a full time position. I find management to be appreciative, flexible, and approachable. Everyone at all levels is very committed to supported individuals. I feel very happy to have found this job and hope to continue to work here for many years.
Great teams, fun work environment
I have worked for DBOS for over 12 years and started off as casual, then part-time line and have been full-time for over 11 years. Great team work, sharing ideas and opinions. Management love to get feed back from staff and work together with the team in supporting individuals. Training is provided (Touch).I find with the 12 hr shifts I have more of a work/life balance as our shifts are days and do not alternate.
Always learning and loving what we do
I am someone who needs to keep learning and can easily feel stagnate in a job. When someone asks me about my position with Deafblind Ontario Services, I feel proud and consider myself lucky to say that I have found an extremely fulfilling career with an emphasis on personal growth and development. My day is busy and I love it!The continuous training and focus on betterment of the lives of the people we support (with constant focus on independence and inclusion), the teams in every location across Ontario and of the Organization as a whole is commendable. The Organization as a team is constantly striving to build all members up in the workplace as well as outside of work with competitive benefits, wellness initiatives and EFAP Program. I am confident in saying that Deafblind Ontario Services truly cares about their employees.I love my job and the people I work with.
Opportunity for growth
DeafBlind Ontario Services is a leading organization - constantly growing learning, and adapting. I have worked with the organization for 7.5 years and continue to be amazed by the work we do. The individuals we support and teams are great! Managers regularly seek feedback from employees to gain insight, learn from and ensure their ideas/thoughts/opinions are included in organizational decisions. Working with a passionate and collaborative team truly makes a difference to my everyday work.
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I have worked at DBOS for 15 years. The work is rewarding, the people supported and team are amazing and there's always something new to learn. DBOS values a learning culture and teamwork, and management are very supportive. They are also transparent and regularly solicit feedback from employees to become better.
I have been working for DBOS for a little over three years now as an intervener in different settings; home base, community; which I both enjoy very much. Work that intervenor do is very similar to a PSW work, lots of health care. I did not go to school for PSW, DBOS will train you on each different client since all clients have their very own personal routine. I have learn a lot with all the DBOS training and best part of it is I was getting paid. I believe I'm getting paid well for someone that haven't been to college for this career. We get great pension plan and health benefits which is a great plus for me and my family . Management is great, very easy to talk to. Coworkers are also great, good team work. Since DBOS has changed our work schedule for a 12hrs rotation, I believe that work-life balance is not at all what they were expecting. If your used to a 12hrs rotation is great but when your not used to it and a single mom, very hard to accommodate the balance of life with work.
Great company, awesome clients, great co workers
12 hrs shifts
I have now been with this organization for almost two years at the London location. Despited working through the pandemic, staff and management have been amazing in being supportive and flexible. I have been able to learn and grow not only professionally, but as a person.
I absolutely love working for DBOS! The team in Sudbury is hands down the best team I have ever worked with and the supervisor is the most understanding and helpful leader I’ve ever had. The people we support make coming to work everyday enjoyable! The wage is a bit less than LTC but the incentives, opportunities and education supported by DBOS greatly outweighs the difference in salary.
Making a meaningful and person-centered impact with the people we support is why I continue to love my 8+ year career with DeafBlind Ontario Services. By honoring the person-centered approach, we provide an environment which empowers each individual in their own way in all domains of their life, such as development and health. I continue to feel supported by my teams and management. When I need assistance, I have multiple places I can reach out to feel heard if needed. The specialized training opportunities are exceptional (philosophy of intervention, sign language, understanding earing/vision loss, etc) and paired with the resources in the house (sign books, calendar videos, etc) Intervenors are set up for success to provide a high level of communication and intervenor services. I recommend working at DeafBlind Ontario Services if you are willing to learn new things, challenge yourself with new opportunities, and join-in on a cohesive, self-directed team setting.
culture within the home, specialized training, person-centered planning for individuals
During my time with DBOS the clients became like family, it was amazing working with them. Management has favourites and even though she thinks she hides it, it shows. Time and time again she recognizes her favourites over others. That ERCA even talk bad with other employees behind their backs and goes to the same employee and does the same. DBOS holds a very high standard when it comes to clients but what about staff especially the frontline workers? Always short staff, no one is willing to accommodate each other on weekends.
Love working at this organization and have been for over 17 years!!! Management is willing and open to work on challenges as presented by direct service employees, an example of this is the recent changes in the culture, with a culture team (made up of direct service employees) and our EARS committee (employee advisory committee). Love the the work I do especially the focus on client from all levels of the organization
supporting our clients, Flexaible hours, culture, input into culture, being a team player
I have nothing but good things to say about my time spent working for Deafblind Ontario Services as an Intervenor. I genuinely enjoy coming to work everyday and LOVE working with the individuals we support. It is an extremely fulfilling job and the role of intervenor offers a lot of room for personal growth and development. Through an internal certification process you are able to increase your hourly pay by a significant amount, as well as increase your knowledge of deafblindness, communication systems, sign language, etc. Furthermore, my management team always make themselves available to listen to my concerns, and offer support and guidance as needed. While the shifts are long and do take time to adjust to, you get more days off a week than the average person and I have never had any issues switching shifts with my team members when there is a conflict with my personal schedule. Highly recommend working for Deafblind Ontario Services!
Management have favourites, the workplace is toxic, gossiping and bullying, overworked, unpaid, high staff turnover rate, management doesnt care about frontline staff, you will get scheduled on days you are unavailable or your days off, shifts extended with no notice, they don't care about work life balance.
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Worst job experience I've ever had. The "co"-workers I had were so competitive and full of drama and gossiping, it was hard to get through a day. It was very much an everyone out for themselves atmosphere. Every day, at least one person would call in sick so we would work short staffed and still be expected to fulfill every requirement of the day plus extras. I would have shifts cut from my schedule regularly then get called in on every one of my days off. There was zero respect for personal time away from the home. The people we supported were honestly the only reason I went to work every day.